Beyond the chaotic and busy A24, Colliers Wood High Street, which dissects the area and takes people and traffic into central London, locals harbour a secret – we are fortunate to be surrounded by lush green spaces; nature reserves, the River Wandle and local parks. Colliers Wood was once a riverside hamlet, home to the Romans as they marched along the old Roman Road, Stane Street, now our High Street, before advancing onwards to London. They certainly recognised a good thing, and although it is now built up and urban in nature, the Friends of Colliers Wood Parks and Green Spaces Group are keen to look after these precious and somewhat hidden locations, protect our environment and local wildlife, and make Colliers Wood a more welcoming place to live and visit. To read about a local sighting of a secretive feathered visitor, follow this link.

Projects Managed by the Friends Group

Thanks to an army of environmentally conscious and enthusiastic volunteers from the local community, the Friends Group look after many areas throughout Colliers Wood. All projects are divided into 4 activity groups: Gardening Group, River Group, Watering Group and Littler Picking Group. For more information about each one click the images below.

Visit our current calendar of activities for 2021 here. This will be updated for 2022 soon so please check back

We welcome new volunteers of all abilities. For more information please visit our Volunteering Page here